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  1. #1

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    just one question. While im cycling my tank can i add live plants in? or do i have to wait till after? i didn`t seen this mentioned anywhere so was curious.
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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    I don't think live plants would hurt your cycle, or your plants would be hurt by the cycle

    You can add them now, or wait, completely up to you
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    There is no harm adding plants right away; in fact, it could greatly benefit (depending on the number of plants) a fish-in cycle. The plants will help to remove ammonia and nitrate from the water. Heavily planting a tank can "instantly cycle" a tank in that the plants will remove toxic ammonia even quicker than bacteria can so there is no need to build up the beneficial bacteria before adding fish. When only adding a few plants though, it likely won't make a difference to the tank so following proper cycling protocols is necessary.

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